Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs wants dutch cities to be able to compete with the world leaders. He therefore plans to give them a boost to enable more growth and innovation, he said in an interview with Trouw on Wednesday.
The sinking of the fishing boat Z85 Morgenster in late January may have been caused by a collision with a freighter, the Stentor reports based on reports in the Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws. Four crew members died when the ship sank.
Kamer president Anouchka van Miltenburg did not discuss the allegations that parliamentarian Linda Voortman had leaked information about the appointment of the National Ombudsman with the Tweede Kamer management before she charged her.
The VVD wants children who were abused by a parent to be able to choose whether or not they still want to have contact with them, RTL reports.
The police arrested two armed robbers in Rotterdam on Monday night after a 12 year old boy called them in.
Two family members of the Jamaican teenager who was detained in Suriname on Saturday on suspicion of being on his way to join terrorist organization Islamic State, vehemently deny that the boy has any terrorist connections. According to them the boy was on his way to the Netherlands to meet up with his mother and grandmother.
Dutch criminal Sjaak Burger (44), who was shot in the head in Panama in January, is back in the Netherlands. He recently moved in to a Dutch hospital's nursing ward, De Telegraaf reports. He is still badly injured and the prognosis for his potential recovery is unknown.
Jori Sven van Zanten, the member of motorcycle club No Surrender who is wanted by the police because of a shootout in Eindhoven in October last year, was previously suspected of being involved in the death of his girlfriend, Rose Dasaad, who died in December 2013.
A group of University of Amsterdam professors have started an online petition to show support for the university's executive board after the eviction of the Maagdenhuis on Saturday.
Chimpanzees in the Koninklijke Burgers Zoo outwitted human technology by knocking a drone out of the sky on Friday morning.
The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority seized a total of 73 prohibited ivory items on Wednesday, April 8th and Saturday April 11th. Reports were filed against four suspects.
The municipality of Amsterdam and GVB are working towards a cleaner city with public transport that is completely emission-free, the municipality announced in a press release on Wednesday. GVB's fleet will be replaced with electric buses and vans and solar panels on the GVB buildings and subway stations will generate renewable energy.